JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Buleleng Bali Dive Festival will be held on October 23 to 26 in the village of Pemuteran, Buleleng, Bali. The event consists of various activities of sea travel, culinary, art and culture.
As the name implies, one of the activities is to dive into the spotlight. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of marine life and coral reefs in Pemuteran bay. Coral reefs in the bay is interesting for the cultivation of the local community. This was revealed by Head of Sustainable Coral Reef Restoration in Bali Agung Prana during a press conference “Bali Buleleng Dive Festival” in Jakarta, Thursday (15/10/2015).
Visitors can see a variety of coral reefs are deliberately planted on a certain framework so as to grow over the framework. For example, there are coral reefs planted on a lotus flower-shaped frame. In the middle there is a statue of people were praying. Alternatively, there are also coral reefs that grow on the surface of the circuit so that is shaped like a used sepedah sepedah.
The cultivation of the movement started by Agung Prana. He did not just invite people to do farming but also memperkenalkan’biorock ‘, a system that can accelerate the growth of corals.
“Growth could be more quickly 6-8 times yes,” said Agung in Bali Buleleng press conference Dive Festival in Jakarta, Thursday (15/10/2015).
Through conservation, especially those Buleleng Pemuteran village has obtained 23 national awards and four awards world. “What do we win it is because community participation yes,” said Head of Culture and Tourism Buleleng, Gede Suyasa KompasTravel when interviewed after the press conference.
In this festival visitors can attend workshops ‘biorock’. Studies concerning cultivate coral reefs that grow faster and will be taught. Various activities besides diving and seminars are also available, namely the cultural arts performances, culinary tasting typical Bulalang sea, underwater photo contest, painting contest coral reefs, an exhibition of paintings and cartoons, competitions looking for treasure, until the movement likes to eat fish.
“Buleleng have different cultures from South Bali,” said Regent of Buleleng, Putu Agus Suradnyana.
Unfortunately, Bali Bulalang Dive Festival is a self-managed and has not cooperated with the travel agent. Sehingg no travel agency that offers travel packages in the form of a visit to the festival.
Visitors who wish to participate in the festival can go alone. Buleleng Regency is located in the northern part of Bali. To arrive at Buleleng, visitors need to be overland approximately 3 hours from Ngurah Rai Airport.
Author: Jonathan Adrian
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